DNR to stock 67,000 catfish at 130 public fishing sites in Indiana

INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will stock more than 130 public fishing sites across Indiana with approximately 67,000 channel catfish.

Channel Catfish

District fisheries biologists evaluate fish populations to determine the best sites for stocking. Fish stockings are not done as a cure-all for poor fishing in a lake or stream.

These lake and reservoir stockings occur annually or every other year, depending on the number of catfish produced at the state hatcheries and the requests from DNR fisheries management staff.

The catfish stocked will be 8-10 inches in length with some in the 12-14-inch size range. With careful handling and transport, most newly stocked catfish quickly acclimate to their new environment and offer immediate opportunities to interested anglers.

The bag limit for channel catfish is 10 per day, and there is no minimum size limit. Review channel catfish regulations at https://bit.ly/3hALk96.

Here is where the catfish will be stocked.

Learn more about catfish fishing at wildlife.IN.gov/fishing/catfish-fishing.

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